Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Detectives Who Broke "Mafia Cops" Case Won't Testify At Trial

Friends of mine: Louis Eppolito, Stephen Caracappa

The former detectives credited with breaking the so-called "mafia cops" case will not testify at the upcoming trial.

Former NYPD detectives Thomas Dades and William Oldham were able to get a key informer to speak, which led to the charges against disgraced former police officers Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa. However, the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday it has decided not to use Dades and Oldham as witnesses.

The news comes as the defense team works to uncover disciplinary action about Dades and Oldham which could hurt their credibility.

Eppolito and Caracappa are charged with helping to carry out hits for the mob while they were on the police force. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges. The two men are currently under house arrest, out on $5 million bail. The trial is set to begin later this month.

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